4 dinghy sailors have just had an excellent weekend yacht sailing in the Solent. We chartered Appaloosa, a Bavaria 36 sailing yacht from Hamble Point Yacht Charters from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. The booking process was easy and straightforward, and the special low season discount made the weekend good value for money. The yacht itself, was in excellent condition, and the layout below is very sensible for cruising. She was well equipped and I would recommend her to anyone wishing to cruise the South Coast. We 4 adults had plenty of room, although she could take up to 8. Based at Hamble Point meant very easy and quick access to the Solent, and the Ketch Rigger cafe in the marina is a handy place for a crew to assemble while a skipper takes over a boat. We experienced wind F 5-7 most of the time during our weekend, with regular gusts up to F 8 and 9, and even F 10 at one stage. At no time did anyone feel that the yacht was not up to it.